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Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
with the moisture has created quite a mess, especially in cities like dallas. heavy snow, ice, freezing rain and brutal winds lashed the central part of the country. the south bore the brunt of this brutal weather system. in dallas, and major southern cities, temperatures remain below freezing turning sleet and slush to hard ice, up to one inch on some roadways, making everyday drives treacherous trips. >> watch out, everybody, here it comes. >> i've only seen it worse like this in my life. i've been driving for 37 years. >> reporter: hundreds of traffic accidents reported since friday causing extensive delays, closing i-35 several times up to ten hours. >> you try change lanes and you're going sideways. >> reporter: in ohio this public bus lost control and slams right into a parked car but sliding down the rest of the road sideways. across arkansas and texas, utility crews are scrambling to clear ice encrusted power lines, as more than 200,000 customers remain without power. airlines have canceled nearly 1,000 flights today, with more than half of those flying through dallas, stranding 4,00
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Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
, breathing, growing city, making a city safer. >> reporter: he bris led when asked if his successes were from the former mayor. >> you are wrong, okay? you are plain wrong. >> reporter: they came over to challenge the reporter, aaron wiener. >> that's what they did. a lot of ground breaking with little in the pipeline. there's no funding for it. >> reporter: when gray said he was running on his record, the federal criminal probe into his 2010 campaign. >> have you cooperated? >> mike, i want to talk about the future of the city, okay. i want to talk about the future of the district of columbia. i am a native washingtonian and have given my life to this city. >> reporter: reporters followed him out the door. >> the washington redskins game? i'm done, all right. i'm done. >> it's a clear campaign tactic to rebuff reporters asking questions, but unclear how it will play when voters ask the same questions. we expect them to do so during the campaign. >> feisty tone. >> the mayor usually lets us ride up in the elevator and jokes with us. much more tense. i was surprised. >>> we are getting our loo
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Dec 9, 2013 3:20am EST
is ing to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperity and cities of opportunity? what we have found is that if that family is moved into safe, clean affordable housing, places that have access to great school systems, access to jobs and multiple transportation modes then the neighborhood begins to thrive and then really really take off. the oxygen of community redevelopment is financing. and all this rebuilding that happened could not have happened without organizations like citi. citi has formed a partnership with our company so that we can take all the lessons from the revitalization of urban america to other cities. so we are now working in chicago and in washington, dc and newark. it's amazing how important safe, affordable housing is to the future of our society. we've all met bill. he shows up once a month asking for money. you can't avoid him, but you can stop him from wasting 150 million pounds of paper every year. ask bill to go online. green bill is much cooler. the more you know. >>> here now, some of t
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am EST
county schools are closed. also in virginia, manassas city, manassas park, spotsylvania county, culpeper county schools are closed. >>> alexandria schools opening two hours late, so are those in frederick county, maryland. a complete list scrolling at the the bottom of your screen now. you can feigned that list at nbcwashington.com as well. >>> it could be a long morning if you have to head out today. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein begins our coverage, our time coverage, this half hour, tom. >>> good morning. i'm happy to report that much of the wade spread freezing rain we've had since last evening has broken up a lot. we just have scattered, light freezing rain. now these areas in pink advancing southwest to northeast. areas in green, that's some light rain now falling in much of prince george's county, charles, calvert, the eastern shore. further north and west, prince william, fauquier, much of fairfax county getting some light freezing rain. many of those locations have had about a tenth of an inch of ice and much of loudoun county as much as 0.3 of an inch of ice, a little
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
developments. back to you, barbara. >>> thank you, angie. a big vote to raise the city's minimum wage. melissa is outside with the latest on the vote and the push to increase the city's minimum wage. >> barbara, that hearing just got under way a couple minutes ago. it was scheduled to start at 10:00 this morning. this bill is expected to pass by a veto proof majority. dozens of people in front of the wilson building holding signs, speaking out, hoping for a minimum wage hike and access to sick days for some. nicky lewis knows how hard it can be. she graduated from the university of maryland and has worked as a serve or for 17 years. >> increase in the base minimum wage for restaurant workers and low wage workers in the city is the difference between potentially be evicted or having to choose between am i going to buy food today or pay the light bill. >> some contentious moments, though. council men was stopped from speaking several times by heckler. right now the city's wage is $1 higher than the federal minimum wage. here's hoyte would go. 2014, it would go to $9.50. and 2016, index to inflat
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> and the famous rockefeller center christmas tree lights up new york city. "early today" starts right now. >>> this is "early today" for thursday, december 5. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. a brutal weather system is bearing down across the u.s. more than 30 million people are in the path of this arctic invasion, snow, ice and extraordinary drops of temperature are expected and it is not over yet. >> reporter: the big chill is bringing a brutal mix of ice, snow and subzero temperatures to 27 states. in minnesota nearly three feet of snow in two days. >> it is going to be a white christmas. >> reporter: the arctic blast burying cars. by friday it could be 20 degrees below zero. states from california to mississippi to kentucky are bracing for pockets of record cold. >> we haven't seen this in a while this early in the season. >> reporter: temperatures could plummet 40 degrees below normal. in denver it went from nearly 60 degrees to 6 in one day. perfect for the polar bear at the zoo. the deep freeze is crippling california's citrus crop. 80% of the fruit is still on the tree. th
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Dec 8, 2013 6:30pm EST
's 12th interception of the year. kansas city cashes in. and into the end zone. kc takes a 17-0 lead. it did get worse, unfortunately. special teams have been a problem all year for the skins. dexter mccluster dangerous return man. you can see why here. 74 yards for the score. that gave kansas city a 31-0 lead. there was a bright spot in the first half for the skins, rg 3 with over a minute to go. griffin finds his tight end at the back of the end zone. nice catch there. nice job. still down 31-7. ensuing kickoff. >> ridiculous. >> you can say that again. >> goes to the house pretty much untouched there making everyone look silly on this return. 95 yards for the score. chiefs up at half time. cousins now in at quarterback. he fumbles the ball. kansas city recovers. 45-10. skins drop to 3-10 on the season. with that we bring in diana from fed ex field. bad loss for the redskins but everybody seems to be talking about the pregame report from earlier. >> mike shanahan had the opportunity to comment on the report that espn broke this morning. he declined it. the report stated that coach
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Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
york city for an hour and a half. in july a freight train derailed close to the spot of yesterday's derailment. no one was hurt in that i incident. in may a track worker was hit and killed in westhaven. that same month a train derailed and struck a westbound train. 72 people were hurt. one of the people killed in yesterday's crash was headed to midtown manhattan to work on the upcoming christmas tree at rockefeller center. james lavell was an audio technician for the "today" show. at 7:00, the "today" show will remember him. also, new york governor andrew cuomo will be live with the latest on this investigation. >>> happening today, public safety leaders in virginia will spend their last meeting of the year talking about a big issue in northern virginia. the state crime commission will talk about a new law aimed at cracking down on cigarette smuggling. last week news 4 i team took you undercover inside the markets smugglers are making big money taking advantage of the cigarette tax and then selling them at a higher price in other states. at today's hearing leaders will recommend a
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Dec 1, 2013 11:30pm EST
involved in a new york city train derailment. tonight we're a learning more about the four people killed as investigators try to find out what went wrong. >>> a crime scene outside an nfl stadium. one person dead after struggle in the parking lot. >>> and the d.c. man offers a thousand dollar reward for an arrest in this week's sex assault in upper northwest. why he's trying to bring closure to someone he's never met. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with the investigation into that deadly commuter train derailment in new york city. investigators have recovered the train's black box data recorder. it will help them learn what was going on at the moment of the crash. four people died. tonight police identified those victims. two were women, two were men. one of them was headed to new york city to work on the rockefeller center christmas tree. more than 60 people were also injured in the crash. nbc's jay gray talked to survivors on that train. >> tonight investigators say they located the black box in the wreckage in the metro-north commuter train which could provide key data from the ac
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Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
up evidence from sunday's deadly commuter rail crash near new york city. as we hear some of those on board. >> it seems like it was going pretty fast. i looked at my two -- i screamed at my two friends that were going over. i couldn't believe it. i was in shock. >>> new details into the investigation into that fiery car crash that killed "fast & furious" paul walker. >>> plus good news and bad news for retailers. a minnesota man pays the price for making it snow. and is this the future of home delivery? "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, december 2nd. >>> good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. we're going to begin with that deadly train derailment in new york. this morning, the death toll stands at four with dozens injured some still in critical condition. all of this as investigators try to being together what caused the train to jump the tracks. nbc's jay gray has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, investigators continue to work through the wreckage of a metro north commuter train in the bronx. >> our mission is to understand not
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
. the exhibit started in october. it will last through april. >>> no city in the u.s. has stronger ties to the late nelson mandela than the nation's capital. jackie benson joins us live from the howard university campus from a vigil just wrapped up. jack jackie? >> this campus is one of the first places that nelson mandela visited in washington. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: a solemn candle light vigil on the grounds of howard university commemorated the words and actions of nelson mandela. >> difficulties break some men but make others. no ax is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying. >> reporter: the university is currently hosting an exhibit on the south african leader's heroic struggles. >> it chronicles the life of nelson mandela and equally important chronicles the life of south africa in the last century. >> people at howard understand the big impact he made, especially in terms of south africa and anti-apartheid mooumt and all that. >> elsewhere, d.c.'s delegate to congress recalled the historic protests at the south african embassy. >> washington did have
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
line. 28 in dallas, 20 in oklahoma city, plenty cold in dallas area. portsmouth, arkansas, one of the worst spots for ice and freezing rain. you're under ice storm warnings in those areas, that's in purple. that's where the power outages are most likely to occur. the pink shades are winter storm warnings that now extend all the y nto columbus, ohio. we've had pretty heavy snow overnight. southern illinois a, and southe indiana, probably more than you were expected. winter weather all the way into western new york state. besides the ice, there is a narrow band of pretty heavy snow, as much as 6 to 8 inches. so be very careful driving in the northeast this morning, locally dense fog especially around new york city. that is a look at the national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. so today with just this wild weather, still extremely cold in the areas dealing with this storm. look at oklahoma city, 22 degrees. very warm in the east, look at florida, 83 degrees. cold air makes its way to the east coast this weekend. this storm is with us and you would
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Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
are talking like neighbors do, a typical saturday is city scene, but these people have more in common than a zip code. they're all the victims of people who went on an overnight blitz with parked cars. >> i saw two or three other spots with glass broken and i said oops, it's going to be my car, too. >> here along this stretch of new york avenue, a gateway to the city, it tep fis development, vest detention, commercial, thriving. dozens of cars were hit and it looks like some things were stolen. >> my girlfriend's prescription glasses, some sunglasses of mine. >> some items were untouched. one victim didn't realize her car had been targeted. >> i got in my car and noticed it was really cold and i looked back and realized my passenger rear window had been smashed. >> not just this is a busy stretch of new york avenue. it's what's just across the intersection there -- that's a police station. >> it's pretty surprising, i mean nobody has ever seen anything like that happen over in this area. >> well some in the area say it's not the first time parked cars have been hit. regardless, it couldn't
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Dec 2, 2013 2:20am EST
that growth is ing to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperit and cities of opportunity? what we have found is that if that family is moved into safe, clean affordable housing, places that have access to great school systems, access to jobs and multiple transportation modes then the neighborhood begins to thrive and then really really take off. the oxygen of community redevelopment is financing. and all this rebuilding that happened could not have happened without organizations like citi. citi has formed a partnership with our company so that we can take all the lessons from the revitalization of urban america to other cities. so we are now working in chicago and in washington, dc and newark. it's amazing how important safe, affordable housing is to the future of our society. maestro of project management. baron of the build-out. you need a permit... to be this awesome. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and stil
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
think a lot -- i heard tommy wells the other day. he's puffing up the fact that the city has corruption. well, you know, they do have some problems, like any place else. but he is using this as campaign talk. bowser, again, using it as campaign talk. the thing that gray has going for him is his base. he still has a base in this town, a very strong base. and in addition to that, he pulled on another base and that is development. >> dave if, the mayor is not charged with anything, do you think all these other candidates will stay in the race? >> that's a good question. you have to wonder, what was their calculation in getting in? either gray would be wounded by some charge or that he wouldn't be able to run and this is a shot for me. but they're in now. i mean, at this point in time, based on my reporting, i'm not getting a sense that anybody wants to drop out. but it's going to be -- but it's going to be a hot race. let the games begin. but the games have changed. it's going to get hot for mayor gray out there. they're going to focus on his -- these suppositions or suspicions of what's g
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Dec 2, 2013 3:20am EST
where those open parking spots are. the collaboration with citi was important for providing us the necessary financing; allow this small start-up to go provide a service to municipalities. citi has been an incredible source of advice, how to engage with municipalities, how to structure deals, and as we think about internationally, citi is there every step of the way. so the end result is you reduce congestion, you reduce pollution and you provide a service to merchants, and that certainly is huge. children can learn from anyone. that's true, but it takes exceptional talent to capture a student's curiosity. and inspire them to pursue their dreams. so be a teacher. our nation's future depends upon it... the more you know. >>> here now, some of this week's images to remember. >>> i did love the guy on twitter pour me coffee who wrote, good job today, sports. >> i'm still shell shocked. >> we're not talking about any more reports because we're running out of time. but you're here with first read sunday. a lot to look forward to in the week ahead. surely they can get a budget deal w
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
city church and setting the building ablaze. john sterner purchased gasoline before storming into st. paul's by the sea church last tuesday. he was killed and a reverend of the church also died from smoke inhalation. >>> breaking news out of arizona tonight. we're learning that three sky divers collided in midair tonight. this video just coming in to our newsroom. two were killed, a third person was injured. this happened in the town of eloy, 60 miles southeast of phoenix. police say the sky divers collided 200 to 300 feet off the ground. at that point, the chutes collapsed and the sky divers plummeted to earth. it's not clear what caused the collision. >>> turning now to politics and the d.c. mayor's race, one day after filing for re-election. mayor vincent gray is upset over questions he's getting. this appearance was meant to high lie d.c.'s egg economic development during his term in office. he says he's running on his record and refuses to answer questions into the federal probe that is still on going. tom sherwood was at that news conference and found out that gray didn't like
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Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
. outside the white house, erika gonzalez, news4. >>> d.c.'s fire chief was not hot seat today as the city council grilled him about the department's equipment issues. the chief testified the city has 100 ambulances, 89 are active, 11 are inactive, meaning they've been out of service for two months or more. when it comes to fire trucks many are uncertified, according to the chief. that means they can still be used but may not be safe to use. at times during the hearing chief ellerbee had to search for answers to the council member's questions. >> how can you come in today into this hearing and not know -- >> i didn't say i was did not know. >> that's not going to look good on tv. >> it may not look good on tv but that just may be the facts. >> chief ellerbee touted the 13 brand new ambulances that are in service right now but he was unable to tell the council members where those ambulances are in use. >>> you could be paying more for your electric bill if pepco gets its new rate hike. the utility is asking the maryland public service commission to increase the base rates. pepco claims that
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Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
and urging me to run for re-election. i really think, you know, that people feel the city is going in the right direction. >> reporter: the mayor did say he will start collecting signatures right away. live at the board of elections, tom sherwood, news 4. >> tom, mayor gray's previous campaign, mayoral campaign has been under investigation for several years for possible ethics violations. where does that stand? >> reporter: wendy, that is the biggest question hanging over all of this or whether the mayor is going to run. a lot of people thought he wouldn't run because they are looking into the 2010 campaign. there have been four felonies as recent lly as two weeks ago. people are wondering why the investigation hasn't been wrapped up. the mayor hasn't talked to prosecutors. jeffrey thompson, the businessman who funneled money into the 2010 campaign has not talked to prosecutors, doesn't talk to the press. this is a huge cloud, not just a cloud, a huge, wet mattress hanging over the mayor's head. what happened in 2010 and what will you tell us about it as you go forward with the nex
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Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
to changing the law that restricts building heights in washington. city officials want taller buildings to accommodate all the growth downtown. the national capitol planning commission voted against any major changes. issa says he doesn't want to write off changing that law that generally requires buildings to be no taller than the width of the streets they face. >>> we are learning of new delays for the opening of the silver line. jim handly is at the live desk with more. >> the silver line was supposed to open in january. we are learning now about new potential issue that is could delay the project. the metropolitan airport says testing has identified problems with the train control system. they tell us software changes are being made now to make the system right. after the changes are made, more testing will be done before the project is handed over to metro. bottom line, riders may not be able to ride the silver line until the end of march. officials say their goal is safety and they want to make sure everything is perfect before opening the silver line for passenger travel. from th
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Dec 2, 2013 4:30am EST
-9 for the season. they host the kansas city chiefs next sunday. >> it's been one of those seasons. maybe we'll just look forward to next season. >>> let's check the forecast. so far so good, chuck. >> a couple of things you'll notice. that's really crowdy. do i need the umbrella? you don't. you don't need that at all. it's not that cold outside. temperatures now had mid to upper 30s in the suburbs. 39 degrees in falls church this morning. your you monday morning looks this way. temperatures in the 30s now, into the low 40s by 8:00. mid-40s by 10:00 a.m. this morning. a lot of clouds but not much of anything in the way of a rain chance. that's just about average for early september. >>> if you're traveling in charles county waking up, good morning to you. nice and clear. nice and clear taking it from accokeek, nothing but these little green cars. no delays, no accidents. traveling along 301. a live look. as you travel northbound at the split for 5, no accidents there the. as you continue your trip on i-66, your commute is coming up in ten minutes. richard? >> melissa mollet hases a story from the li
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Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
to turn the tracks back over to the city within the next couple days here. >> all right. jay gray live in the bronx for us. thank you. >>> covering prince george's county, a deadly shooting inside a gas station has police searching for a killer this afternoon. right now, we know the victim is a man in his 20s who is not an employee. he was killed on walters lane in forestville. they have not released whether the crime was recorded. ahead at 5:00, tracee wilkins shows us whether prince george's county has cut the violence crime since this time last year. >>> the sound of repair crews working to fix this water main that sent water rush sboog the street of montgomery county. the main broke in gaithersburg. about 50 residents woke up to find they didn't have water. at one point, the water was knee deep. some residents tell us, this isn't the first time it's happened in their neighborhood. >> this one was shaking the house, shaking the street. ift was loud. it seemed as though, it was a tremor like in the past. >> they hope to have the main fixed and the water back on sometime this evening.
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Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
warmup. want to take you up to rockefeller center. take a look at the studios up there in new york city where they are lighting the tree tonight. the station flying me up there in the station helicopter. that is going to be awesome. you dn't know that, did you? yeah, the new komt that i bought with the megamillions winning. that's not happening. but they will be doing that tonight. 55 degrees right now. the winds are calm. plenty of cloud cover across the region. that's been the case for today. 61 in culpeper. 59 in fredricksburg. so we told you today would be mild. tomorrow, a lot warmer. take a look at the numbers here. 75 in little rock, arkansas. they have a winter storm warning in effect and potential for ice. that will be coming our way. the cold air back to the west. that cold air will make its way our way, too. not any time soon. steam tomorrow 4 radar showing things are all clear. not expecting much in the way of rain for 24 hours or so. can't rule out a few showers during the day tomorrow, but most it it will be dry. not just mild, but warm. we'll see plenty of cloud cover and
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Dec 5, 2013 2:05am EST
in new york city, where it's just getting very festive. ♪ >> you've got to know this song. >> disco legend. >> this song must take you back to a time when everything was great. >> well -- >> gloria gaynor is singing this song. >> she was here this morning already singing. >> we were joining her, because -- >> we were out on the plaza. >> we want to see how it looks. ♪ i just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face ♪ ♪ i should have changed that stupid lock i should have made you leave your key if i had known for just one second you would be back to bother me ♪ >> i thought jill was in her pajamas at first. ♪ just turn around now >> everybody got into the swing of things. gloria has a terrific book. >> called "we will survive." she tells about her own life. and then there are stories from people from all over the world. it's a very moving book. she will be with us. she's also here for hoda's favorite day in the world. >> today's is national cookie day. did you know? if you want an excuse to have a cookie, by the way, these ones in the middle are warm an
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Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
city. he is joining us live now. good morning, david. >> good morning, angie. >> traveling to south africa to pay their respects to mandela, four u.s. presidents. how significant is their presence? >> it's a huge symbol of what he meant to america and the impact that he had not just on america but the rest of the world. it's been written about overnight and it's significant to say that unlike dr. martin luther king jr. or gandhi, mandela was able to live long enough. he wasn't killed. he was able to see the fruits of that struggle to reach the presidency in south africa and truly a descendent figure because of his personal virtue and our presidents paying tribute to him only magnifies that. >> and over the past few days we've heard so much about his extraordinary story and the life that he led. there really isn't another figure like mandela now to compare him to, right, david? >> no, there isn't. the arc of his life and international acclaim that he received, the era in which he lived. we live in an information age where all of one's shortcomings would be excessed more than perhaps
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
. the white, the snow from st. louis to north of oklahoma city. the pink is all the ice being laid down now. that's the system that is headed this way. for us, you can see we have rain sweeping in in areas of maryland and western portions of virginia right now. a big temperature drop we are going to see throughout the area as the system makes its way into the area. the temperatures in the 60s today. mid and upper 60s. it's the temperature drop we are going have this weekend where we could have everything from snow to freezing rain and icy roads. in a couple minutes, i'll detail it for you and see when we could see the worst conditions around here. >> thank you. >>> an american teacher was gunned down this morning while jogging down the street in benghazi, libya. ronnie smith taught at the international school in bengh i benghazi. he was shot running near the american consulate. the u.s. state department offered condolences but referred all questions to libyan authorities. >>> new fare hikes are a step closer to reality. the metro board met to discuss fare hikes for trains, buses and parkin
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
of the city had the first glimpse of the storm before everyone else. that's where we sent news 4's derrick ward. he continues our news coverage from prince william county. derrick, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are in manassas. when we got here, maybe half an hour ago, there were flurries coming. since then it's lightened up a bit. it's barely perfeceptiblpercept. there is snow falling. virginia has been out since 1:00 am yesterday treating those primary and secondary roads. if we take a look at this road surface, you kind of see the results of that. it looks like it's wet and it's not really as wet as it would be for our precipitation. but from the de icing agents they put down a brine solution that keeps the snow and whatever falls from the sky from freezing on the surface. as cars travel over it, that continue continues with the melting process. we might have a bit of a slick surface if you're driving. >> that was derrick ward in manassas. we're going to get that connection re-established and we'll be checking in with him again here throughout the morning. meanwhile, virgi
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
this morning. some of the country's biggest cities, washington, new york, boston, bracing for sleet, freezing rain and snow. >>> prayer, reflection and celebration. ♪ >> a week of memorial events under way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwi
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
2010 campaign. >> listen, our record speaks for itself. look at the fiscal stability in this city, the economic development, the way people are getting back to work. >> reporter: four high-level aides to the gray 2010 campaign pleaded guilty to felony charges. the mayor himself has not been charged with any wrongdoing. council member tommy wells is among six declared rivals. he released a written statement saying, quote, vince gray was elected under false pretenses and doesn't deserve a second chance, because he ran a corrupt campaign, end quote. candidate muriel bowser released a statement saying now that mayor gray is seeking re-election, he will have to answer many questions about his 2010 campaign. political activist, phil pinnal. >> i hope before the april 1st primary that that situation is resolved. >> reporter: mayor gray sent a letter to supporters today, asking them to sign his petitions. live at the wilson building, jackie bensen, news4. >>> tonight, a new push to solve a mystery that has spanned three decades. the center for missing and exploited children just released
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
. on saturday, that precipitation moves to the northeast or even the coastal cities could start as snow and sleet and sunday, some of these same areas that got the sleet will get it again in the form of freezing rain. power outages and cold for the next several days. >> jim cantore in dallas. we will stay on it with you. jim, thanks. >>> fast-food workers across this country held protest rallies today in some 100 cities demanding a raise in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour. a raise the restaurant industry, for one, says, would mean higher prices and fewer jobs. what many people may not realize is that taxpayers are footing some of the bill for low wages. more than half of fast-food workers, half of them, rely on some form of public assistance currently like food stamps. >>> another break, our coverage continues right after this. or i. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed
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Dec 6, 2013 4:30am EST
post" reported the city's deputy mayor for economic development thought d.c. was eliminated from the competition. he thought the project needed too much land. gray told our tom sherwood the city will continue to build on poplar point. >>> happening today wall street will have an eye on washington as the government releases its jobs report for the month of november. many hope it will show the economy added 180,000 jobs last month. if that is the case many experts believe it could signal the job market is picking up speed. they expect it to dip to 7.2%. >>> also today security will be tight around parts of downtown washington as people from around the world watch the annual lighting of the national christmas tree. megan mcgrath is live with what you need to know. megan? >> reporter: well, eun, the big show gets under way at 5:00 tonight. there's a preshow that starts at 4:30 this afternoon. all-star lineup. mariah carey, aretha franklin, all performing as part of the show. now i'm joined by jennifer with the national park service. talk a little bit about this year's show and i shou
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Dec 3, 2013 2:05am EST
. guaranteed. d-con. get out. across the country has brought me to the lovely city of boston. cheers. and seeing as it's such a historic city, i'm sure they'll appreciate that geico's been saving people money for over 75 years. oh... dear, i've dropped my tea into the boston harbor. huhh... i guess this party's over. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> it is fun day monday. that means it's time to surprise our fan of the week. >> where are we going? >> the winner is sarah altenberg from denver, colorado. i love her. >> wow! look at her! >> she watches us on denver kusa, channel 9. she's joining us by skype. hi, sarah. >> hi, sarah! >> hi! >> are you excited, hon? >> oh, my god. i'm so excited. >> look at her dog. her dog is in the picture. we're going to tell you what you won. first we're going to tell the audience why you'
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
to raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 by the year 2016. local workers rallied to push for the bill today. earlier this year, the mayor vetoed another minimum wage hike after walmart threatened to keep the stores out of d.c. the council is expected to give final approval. >> for restaurant workers, for all low wage workers in the city, is the difference between potentially be evicted or having to choose between am i going to buy food or pay the light bill? >> the preliminary approval was unanimous. one more vote will be needed to make it a done deal before it goes to the mayor's desk. >> one day after announcing his re-election bid, d.c. mayor gray touted the economic successes since he became mayor. during the news conference, things got heated. the mayor got angry when reportered questioned him about his record and the 2010 mayoral run that is under investigation. we'll have more in a live report at 5:00. >>> in northern virginia right now, water main breaks are starting to tear up the roads, especially in parts of arlington. south arlington mill drive was closed between south tay
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Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
unenforceable. >>> here's a live look at the rockefeller center in new york city. the christmas tree is dark now, but tonight it will light up. glowing in downtown manhattan. you can see them flip the switch live at 8:00 here on nbc 4. >>> the white house is decked out for the holidays today. first lady michelle obama invited military families to come inside and take a look at the 2013 holiday decorations. there they are. this year's theme is gather around. a celebration of coming together with loved ones at this special time of year as well as sharing the stories of classic american holiday traditions. mrs. obama says she likes to watch children enjoying the wonderful glory of the white house during the holidays. >> some of the best times are watching the face of the kids and looking at the ornaments. >> they include holiday crafts and treats for the children. the first family came into the room to greet the kids and knocked over a 2-year-old girl. he licked her face in an apparent apology. sunny's first white house christmas there. >> we're sure that lick made up for knocking her down. >>> we
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> it's a good thing it's in our city. >> it is, indeed. thank you. >>> a moment of silence minutes ago. u.n. secretary general hailed nelson mandela as a giant and a man of inspiration. he said he is profoundly saddened by his passing. >> nelson mandela was a giant for justice and a human inspiration. many around the world were greatly influenced by his self-less struggle for freedom. he touched our lives in deeply personal ways. at the same time, no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. >> let's go to the live desk now. pat lawson muse with reaction from former president bill clinton. pat? >> yes, former president clinton says he's lost a true friend today. also, he says, quote, history will remember nelson mandela as a champion of dignity and f freedom. we will remember him as a man of grace and compassion for whom abandoning bitterness and embracing adversaries. back to you. >> thanks so much. we'll have continuing coverage, of course, and reaction of his death throughout the night and online at www.nbcwashington.com. we'll also have a
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
his rain bow push coalition. we just learned that in new york city tonight, the lights on the empire state building will shine in the colors of the south african flag in honor of nelson mandela. jim? doreen? >> thank you. >>> virginia tech has a >>> virginia state police launched a new app today aimed at smartphone users in the commonwealth. see something, say something. you can send police pictures or video of suspicious situations. police chose potomac mills mall to debut the new tool. some worry about privacy issues. >> luxury of being anonymous is slightly taken away from you because they now have your cell phone number and your information. >> no archiving of tips or maintaining a collection data base. >> the app can be downloaded for free. the quickest way to reach them is by dialling 911 or pound 77 especially if it's an emergency. >>> virginia tech has a new president. he's been president of the university for almost 14 years. in june he announced his resignation and agreed to stay until the board found a replacement. sands was the executive vice presiden
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
storm watches for the weekend. that storm system is wreaking havoc in dallas. just outside the city, heavy snow and ice trigger asthma rena roof collapse. check out the view for drivers in southern illinois today. they encountered near white-out conditions. the slickness caused several vehicles to run off the road. this is the scene in oklahoma city where you can see cars, even trucks slipping and sliding. right now, here in washington, the rain is coming down hard and this is just the beginning of a messy weekends ahead. we are kicking things off tonight in storm center 4 with chief meteorologist doug kammerer. the rain we are seeing on the radar behind us is round one of a one-two punch. >> the second bunch is going to have the potential to knock us out and could knock out your power. the rain is making its way into the area. the sn t
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
watches for the weekend. that storm system is wreaking havoc in dallas. just outside the city, heavy snow and ice trigger asthma rena roof collapse. check out the view for drivers in southern illinois today. they encountered near white-out conditions. the slickness caused several vehicles to run off the road. this is the scene in oklahoma city where you can see cars, even trucks slipping and sliding. right now, here in washington, the rain is coming down hard and this is just the beginning of a messy weekends ahead. we are kicking things off tonight in storm center 4 with chief meteorologist doug kammerer. the rain we are seeing on the radar behind us is round one of a one-two punch. >> the second bunch is going to have the potential to knock us out and could knock out your power. the rain is making its way into the area. the snow to the west. this is not the snow and ice that's going to affect us, it's around the washington, d.c. area, the rain through the day today. now, storm team 4 radar showing where the rain is in montgomery county, howard county and fairfax. most of it
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Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
and you can only get to arlington cemetery on a bus leaving the pentagon city station. you may have to wait as much as 20 minutes between the trains on all five lines. >>> this morning you have a new transit option if you're coming to or leaving d.c. starting today, you have the brand new option of using marc's trains on the weekend. let's say you want to visit baltimore's inner harbor or get to bwi but don't want to deal with all the traffic on the belt way. here's what you can do. you can board a train at union station and that service is now running nine round trips a day. that could get you from this area to pen station and midtown baltimore and anywhere in between. for a quick day trip, keep in mind you can get from d.c. to baltimore for about $7 and if you plan on catching a plane and flying, getting to the airport is a $6 trip and traveling is going to cost $5. if you have a weekly or monthly pass, we're good to go. all of this information is at nbc washington.com. just search marc train at the homepage. >>> they flipped the switch but the fun is not over yet. why it's about
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: it is hard to imagine there was a football game here where they lost to kansas city 45-10. it was messy on the field but really messy off the field before the game started. you see espn released a report this morning around 11:00 that stated that coach mike shanahan wanted to quit this redskins team last season and cleaned out his office before their game against seattle. the report said shanahan could not stand the relationship between rg 3 and owner dan snyder. the report said coach was tired of snyder empowering griffin. some believe this was leaked out by coach shanahan so he could try to get snyder to fire him so he could get his $7 million next season without having to coach here in washington. shanahan was asked aboutt it after today's loss. >> it is not the right time or place to talkt about my relationship with dan snyder or thought the right time and place to talk about something that happened a year ago. i will get a chance to talk with dan at the end of the season. and i will give him view points from me and he will give me his thoughts and what direction we
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
in oklahoma city. >> it's best to stay home. if you do get out prepare yourself you might have a slide off and it may take a while to get to you. >> over a dozen vehicles slid off the highway. how cold it was? cold enough to freeze this car door shut. >> for won't open. it's completely frozen. >> they ordered up additional vehicles to treat the roads. >> what would you people? >> drive careful and be aware of what's around you. >> freezing temperatures in the west are threatening the $2 billion citrus industry in central california. >> this is night two and we have a storm coming saturday morning which is probably going to bring snow to the valley floor. >> amelia segal joins us now and we have cold on the way. >> cold and rain and on sunday we will be dealing with a wintry mix for the rest of today. a chilly rain into the evening hours. i think the rain could impact the commute home. radar showing heavy activity now in fairfax through prince william county and heavier indicated by the yellows and oranges. now is a great day to download the weather ap. not only are we tracking rain today a
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
will lie instate for three days. his funeral is next sunday. >>> in new york city, the empire state building is lit in the colors of the south african flag. the landmark building will be like this through tomorrow night to honor mandela's memory and legacy. here in washington, more tributes at the south african embassy. shomari stone is live where people held a candlelight vigil a few hours ago. >> reporter: good evening. despite this rain, the cold, the miserable weather, people have been coming here to the south african embassy in front of the nell san mandela statue dropping all these flowers that extend on this table right in front. a lot of folks tell me that they are honoring nelson mandela and i asked why, and many of them tell me because he proves that one man is capable of making a difference. ♪ >> reporter: mourners sing hymns. ♪ honors the life and legacy of nelson mandela at the south african iembassy. at the front entrance people sign condolence books that read friends and relatives, they say mandela is a friend who had compassion for humanity and made a sacrifice f
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
are led to a is you spushs death outside a kansas city chiefs game. this happened outside arrowhead stadium in a parking lot during the game. they believed the man went to the car to find a stranger inside that led to a fight. it's not clear how the man died although police are treating it as a homicide. plooe people are being questioned, but no one is under arrest at this time. >> next week investigators are looking into the use of the auto pilot function in airline crashes. the national transportation safety board will hold a hearing on this. pilots are relying too much on the auto pilot to fly the plane. they say the pilots may not be prepared to take control of the plane in an emergency. a tb scare in the air. about 70 passengers aboard a us airways flight were exposed to tuberculosis. the incident happened on saturday. a woman said one of the passengers was removed from the plane by paramedics because he had active tuberculosis. tb is a disease that can be deadly. passengers were advised to get tb shots as a precaution. hundreds are attending the first national conference on ve
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
in and you can see the cities here. this is 6:00 a.m. in frederick, maryland. a nasty go. you might want to leave the house early. leesburg, you are wet with rain. watch what happens for the evening hours. we get the moderate and heavy rain. saturday we are dry but it will get cold. the second half of the weekend is when the other nasty weather moves in. we have one front that moves in. we have area of low pressure with the system off the coast that will start delivering this. it's snow around the area. it starts around 9:00, 10:00 a.m. and makes its way from west to east. this is 2:30 on sunday. if it starts at 10:00 a.m. and snowing at 2:00, 3:00, we could be looking at accumulating snow and with cold conditions coming in on saturday, road temperatures will be low and road surfaces compromised especially bridges and overpasses down to the south. fredericksburg, leonardstown, annapolis, you could be seeing the freezing rain. then i think with temperatures warming a bit as we go into sunday night and monday, that's when i think we could be looking at icy conditions for the morning rush.
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Dec 6, 2013 2:05am EST
child is center stage, your pets, the city, your child's photographs. >> that's cute. >> it will be a keepsake forever. here you have "night before christmas". >> a naughty and nice list. of course you will put your child on the nice list. >> it depends. >> you know how that goes. >> i love this gift for photo buffs, pads for $22.95 you can have pads with your favorite snapshots, pets, kids, yourself, and add a saying to it, so these are things like we have -- we have hoda's and kathie lee's to do "today" list. >> i need those. >> look at bambino. >> of course. >> those are so cute. >> i'm dying. >> and this is -- >> so cute. >> cards. >> so cute. >> oh, my gosh. >> adorable. >> stationary. >> yes. so you just -- it's a win/win and very affordable. >> yeah. >> now we also have from lapuff studios, everything old is new again. this is the family tree for $45. classic silhouettes, they did silhouettes before photographs, it was a way to portray someone. your family tree for three generations. >> for only $40? >> 45. >> there you go. >> still a great deal. >> and then yo
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
in virginia, manassas city, manassas park, spotsylvania county, culpeper county schools are closed. >>> alexandria schools opening two hours late, so are those in frederick county, maryland. a complete list scrolling at the the bottom of your screen now. you can feigned that list at nbcwashington.com as well. >>> it could be a long morning if you have to head out today. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein begins our coverage, our time coverage, this half hour, tom. >>> good morning. i'm happy to report that much of the wade spread freezing rain we've had since last evening has broken up a lot. we just have scattered, light freezing rain.
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